I got to stop and breath the fresh chilly morning air, observe the rising sun, listen to the chirping birds, and walk along the mystical trail with a flowing river on one side sugarcane and paddy fields on the other as a photographer at the Kaveri Trail Marathon.
A month ago, from November 12 to 17, the $150,000 Bengaluru Open 2018, South Asia’s biggest ATP Challenger event was hosted in the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA), which sits inside beautiful Cubbon Park in the heart of India’s garden city and a fast-growing sports hub. Continue reading “Sports photography: smooth execution comes from good preparation, Bengaluru Open 2018”
The country’s apex sporting body announced today that it has employed 11 Olympic and three Paralympic athletes as coaches. It makes me wonder why.
Decisions such as these expose the depth in rationalizing, or the lack thereof, within the system. It is important to note that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) press release acknowledges that some of these athletes are still pursuing their competitive career.Is giving them responsibilities as “coaches” the only way to keep them associated with the sport? Continue reading “Coaching: Not just an ‘on paper’ job but a key cog in the wheel”
The first time I heard about performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and their abuse in sport was when a cycling club that was doing well dissolved. One of their riders on the team was using PEDs and the others on the team disappointed to be associated with such practices, flagged him. Continue reading “Doping: Athletes need to take responsibility for their sport”
When I enrolled to become a sport physiologist, I had no idea I would be in the labs, testing on cycling ergometers and treadmills as much as I did. I did not have any experience on them myself, not until I realised they are key testing equipment.
I was always active, exercise being an excuse to get outdoors, not into a room of machines. The gym, in my mind then, was for those who did not want to get out, but in a cold country where it rains almost all the time, a gym membership was the norm. Not an exception. Continue reading “My running journey”